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The first generation of publications concerned with Chinese medicine were largely in the form of testimonials. They consisted of journalistic articles that reflected the highly personal impressions of a small group of physicians privileged to be admitted to the People's Republic. Shallow and uncritical, many of these articles merely revealed a short but uneventful journey and a pervading sense of wonder at the drastic changes in health care structure and practice that had occurred—largely unknown to the West —since 1949.
In contrast, the present book exemplifies a new second generation of writing on China's medicine. It is interpretative rather than
China Medicine As We Saw It.. Ann Intern Med. ;82:725. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-5-725_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(5):725.
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